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June 24, 2019

Quit Smoking Assistance – Sharing Our Experience (Update)

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We are happy to report that this coming January (2020) marks 8 years since we last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment we are very proud of and we are going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
We found that when we decided to quit, we created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came our way quickly.

We were smoking one pack a day at the time, and we were going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. We also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is our solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First we met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin (There are other meds also, ask your doctor). The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. We found that we had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days We were at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three.

Then one day we were on my Facebook page when we saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. We stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but we went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. We then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. We downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for us was to point out that all the thoughts about why we liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. We found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when we felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when we were smoking, would smoke a cigarette. We have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (Not being true to self) Our thought was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what we did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. We sat down and started a simple meditation where we focused on our in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did pass and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. We did this every time we had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

Offering our help >>>We are offering our assistance to those who decide to quit. Send an email to alaboutnothing@gmail.com with RE: Quit smoking and we can set up some way for us to help you.  Via Phone, messaging, hang out, or straight phone call whenever needed.  If we can quit, so can you dear friend.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”  Please donate the cost of a pack of smokes to Saint Jude’s Hospital for Children or any other organization that is for children.  Namaste

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April 26, 2019

Healing Meditation – Beginning Meditation – Mind Body Connection

The following post is a copy of the first meditation we learned for healing our body.  It’s a basic meditation we learned in the 90’s, but we still use it to this day and it’s the meditation we used for 90 days in a row to heal (Get rid of) the nodules in our lungs causing COPD.  We are dedicating this post to our new students taking the “Mind Body Connection” Class at Stanford Integrative Medicine.  Search Keyword: Payrovi

Start by getting into a comfortable position like sitting in a chair with your feet firmly on the floor, hands palm to palm on your lap, and your head slightly tilted down. We use the chair, but the whole point is to be comfortable and like we say in other posts, if you’re comfortable standing on your head, then stand on your head.  Remember when we start that if anything interrupts you always go back to your breath.  Your breath is your anchor, your “go back to” place.

Now take three deep breaths and on the out breath release your stress energy and on the in breath bring in relaxing energy and feel yourself relaxing with each breath.  Now start breathing through your nose slowly in and out, in and out, this is your constant.  Visualize above your head a lake of Green water/energy.  (Green is healing energy) A huge lake just for you to use and at the bottom is a funnel down to the top of your head.  See the flow coming down into the top of your head entering your body.  Continue breathing and enjoy this healing energy entering your body knowing that it is for you to use to heal.

Visualize the energy filling your head down to the DNA level and continuing in a downward movement.  (No rush)  At the base of the neck visualize energy flowing down each arm and directly down to your heart and continue on through your body on to your feet.  Fill your body with this healing energy and continue breathing.  If there is a specific place in your body you wish to focus on then visualize that place healing as the energy swirls around it.  If it’s your immune system or cells, then visualize the DNA returning to your original healthy state. Visualize your body healing and see the healing energy exiting your heart as it flows by and being sent out to all the need it.

Just relax and enjoy the healing.  If a thought interrupts then in your mind say to that thought “I see you but I am going to continue my meditation”.  The thought will go away is a few seconds.  Continue the breath and energy movement.  Eventually the thoughts will cease and you will be in a place of peace, love, and light.  Feel the bliss, the complete silence, the connection with all that is. Relax and enjoy.  If you had any questions before you started meditation then this is where you will get the answers.  You will know that it’s an answer for you and not a thought.  You will feel it and know that it comes from a higher place.  Continue the breath and when you are ready to complete the meditation be thankful and ot grateful for this moment.  Slowly comeback to this moment and open your eyes.  (Smiling?)

There isn’t any specific length of time to meditate.  At first five minutes is great start and as you practice your meditation will grow in length and simply enjoy each moment.  Even when you are done, know that your healing is continuing as you go about your day.

As we meditate, we always are sending energy out to the Universe and all that can use the healing.  We say “we” because we invite our Guardian Angels, our Spirit Guides, all the Arch-angels, Buddha, Jesus, Allah, and all the leaders of all the religions to joint us in our meditation.  They are always here for you and you can call on them always and in all ways.  We have one on one conversation with them many times though out the day.  Remember folks, you do not have any limits.  You can choose to be “you” and they will help you always.  Just ask!  Simple as that “Ask”.  Jesus knows that when we say “Hey dude” we are talking to him.  Have fun with this.  Experiment with questions or actions just to see the results.  When we are in traffic at a stop light we sometimes focus on another driver with their head turned away and see if we can get them to turn around.

We have nothing to add at this time except to let you know that you are loved and God is always with you.  We are all here for each other and here to share with all others our experiences.  God bless all !

Note:  During the typing of this post we are listening to a You Tube video

285Hz >> Enhance Immune System >> Tissue Healing Frequency”.  (Click on video name to listen).

 

 

April 22, 2019

Quit Smoking the Easy Way – Sharing Our Experience (2019 update)

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I am happy to report that this January marks 6 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, I created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

2019 Update: In January 2013 we were diagnosed with COPD Level II, which was nodules in the lungs (CT Scan), but too small to biopsy.  They said that they needed to do a CT Scan every three months to monitor and if in December the nodules are big enough then they would do a biopsy, and 99.99% start Chemotherapy immediately.  The appointment was booked ahead of time for three hours.  This is how sure they were. So the 2nd CT scan showed minor growth.  The third showed same as the 2nd.  Then the final CT scan showed that 95 % of the nodules were gone.  Yes gone!  The doctors said “This never happens!  COPD does not get cured, but you no longer have COPD!”.  My pulmonary doctor said “You can fire me. You no longer need me.” To this day every doctor who looks at my chart says the same thing “This never happens!” ans ask me what I did to cure my COPD.  I am a Reiki Level II Healer and every night I sent healing energy to my lungs and entire body.  I said 10 Hail Marys along with the healing. (I wanted to cover all bases) Thats it.  I totally believe there are some things we can self heal.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three. (Ask your doctor about a class or a recommendation)

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (They rarel do) My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”

March 20, 2019

Sleep Apnea Analysis – Stanford Sleep Medicine Center

Last year we were having issues with being tired in the middle of the afternoon after getting what we though was a full night sleep.  We have learned that what we thought was not the fact.  You can sleep what some would call “long hours” but the quality of the sleep matters more.  In general five hours of uninterrupted sleep is good.  The problem comes from interruptions like snoring, aches and pains, of the loss of breath called “Apnea” which is a gasp for breath either waking you up or breaking your sleep pattern.

In November is had a consultation appointment at the sleep center and filled out some forms and then discussed the information with the doctor and two other analysts.  (It took two months to get the appointment even with a referral).  I asked about how long it took to get an appointment and they said that two months is a short time because they are so busy and we got in because of a cancellation.  It seems that sleep issues seem to be a huge issue these days.  We discussed our sleep patterns, our diet, and what our typical process was just before going to sleep.  The fact that we meditated to get to sleep was probably the deciding factor for doing the sleep analysis.  They said that the meditation was a great start and they would think it would take us into a deep sleep, but they would need to get more analysis.  In this day and age, most people are on some sort of electric device or watching TV just before sleep and this is not the greatest way to start sleeping.  The general rule is at least 30 minutes of quiet before going to sleep.  As usual the Stanford doctors are awesome and answered all of our questions.  We set up an appointment for an over-night sleep analysis at the beginning of February 2019, yes three, almost four, months out.  (Actually it was Super Bowl Sunday).

We arrived at the Redwood City Stanford Medical Center at 7:20 PM on Sunday and found that there were other patients there for the same reason.  We don’t know what we were thinking, but we found out that the center does the sleep analysis on eighteen patients per night, six days a week.  The surprise was that there were children patients and of course we were immediately praying for the children to get healed.  They have a comfortable chair that turns unto a bed for a parent to sleep on in each of the children’s rooms.  When we were called we were escorted to a very nice, what we would call, “luxury” room.  There was a bed, closet, extra chair, TV, sink, bathroom and a shower in the bathroom.  The nurse said it takes about an hour to “hook” up all the wires and since we normally went to sleep at a later time, she would go do other patients and come back.  They had told us to bring comfortable a loosely fitting pajamas or sleepwear so we changed and watched TV until she came back.  On the ceiling above the foot of the bed was a camera and some sort of antenna to pick up signals or whatever.

Talk about wire attachments there were eighteen on just the upper body, head, neck, and skull.  Our forehead was covered from one side to the other with tape and wires.  (We should have taken a “selfie” but were engrossed in the process)  Then more wires in our hair, behind our ears, under our jaw and on our cheeks to check for “grinding”.  Of course the chest and two wires one running down each leg to the foot.  The wires were attached to a “box” that was taped on our upper chest and then the box had one wire running to a box to the left of the bed.  She hooked it up and left the room to go to the monitoring area to make sure all the “leads” were functioning and the camera was working.  She came back and said “Looks good.” And then she disconnected the one wire.  She told me “Push the red button on the nurse call button when we were ready to go to sleep.”  She said that after we went to sleep she might come back in after two hours to put a mask on our face that blows air and this will only happen if the indication is that we have a sleep apnea issue.”  She did not want us to be startled so that is why she mentioned this.  Then she asked “what time to you wish to get up in the morning?”  and we said “Nine AM would be fine”.  When she left we settled in and got comfortable being “wired up” and then pushed the red button.  The nurse cam in and plugged the wire in and said that she or someone would be monitoring us all night for an area down the hall.  Lights out and we fell immediately to sleep.

Next thing we know we are being awakened at 9:00 AM so it turns out that we do not have a sleep apnea issue because we did not get the two hour wake up for a mask.  (Great news!).  The nurse then began the disconnection and asked if we wanted to take a shower to remove the “gluey” stuff that that kep the wires in place?”  We said “yes” and the got dressed.  The nurse said they would be sending a summary of the results and then at a later date booking an appointment to discus in detail the results.  We thanked all the nurses and left to go home.

About a week later we received the summary which basically said that they did find six incidents of apnea “breaks” per hour but the standard is five so we have mild sleep apnea. (We found out later that ten or more is usually “maskable”).  The date for the detailed appointment is four months away and we will be reporting the results when we get that information.

It happens that one of our doctors (As you know we don’t believe in coincident so of course one of our doctors would be a sleep guru)  also has an expertise in sleep issues and we discussed what kind of issues sleep apnea can cause and to you out there in cyberland is in any way you think you have a sleep issue, discuss it with your doctor and or a specialist.  This could change you life for the better. Please don’t take our analysis as what you are going through and get it checked out.

Hopefully you are reading this post just before you go to bed and now you are yawning and stretching getting comfortable to go to sleep.  If so, have a great sleep and we should tell you that when we gave up sugar we started sleeping great.  We also started taking pure “CBD Oil” 30 mg a day and now we find ourselves waking up in a full blown meditation.  This is amazing because if we are waking up in a meditation, it must be starting in our sleep and it feeling when we wake up is beyond description.  It’s like a strong “feeling” of being one with everything and moving healing energy all over the world.

Since we have or thought we had completed the “forgive” and “ask for forgiveness” exercise several months ago we have found that the “stuff” really deep down is coming to the surface.  The “stuff” that you would not think of but because we put out the intention that we choose to get rid of it all we are happily getting rid of this “stuff”.  It seems to be mainly the negative thoughts we have had when we experienced negative events.  Yes, thoughts from long ago coming to the surface we are loving this exercise and are grateful to the Universe.  There is a light feeling every time we clear each instance and happiness.

To everyone who comes along and reads our post we say “Thank you” and to everyone that is and ever will be we say “Many blessings”.

We have nothing else to report except to say to the Uber drivers we recently met, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

October 6, 2018

Memories of Days Gone By — Positive Energy

Even though we believe the past is an illusion, every once in awhile we get reminded of memories from the past and if the memory is a positive energy we follow through and bring back that memory(s). We have the memory(s) stored away in the “zip file” part of our brain, so it’s usually easily accessible.

The other day on PBS was a documentary of a town rebuilding a covered bridge that was washed away during a flood.  This brought back some great memories from my childhood of the covered bridges in Indiana.  Every summer my parents made a point of taking my sister and I on vacation.  We visited several Indiana state parks like Brown’s Country, and Turkey Run (MY favorite).  Many of the parks had covered bridges which we could access by car and or walk through.  Indiana also had a Covered Bridge Festival every year that drew thousands of fans.

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, and Crystal Cave in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave had an eight hour tour which was only available when parts of the cave were not under water.  We were there when the water was low so we took the eight hour tour.  Wow!  For lunch we ate in a cafeteria called “The Snowball Room”.  It’s was named because it looked like someone had thrown snowball all over the ceiling and as I remember it was about 300 feet under ground.  Part of the tour involved getting in to boats where there was water and to be able to continue we took the boats.  The tour guides were awesome and entertaining.  They had names for just about every section and stories to match.  We always had a good time where ever we went.

The one place that we went repeatedly was Atlantic Mine, MI in the Upper Peninsula of MI.  It was where my Dad was born and my grand-mother still was living there.  Yes my Dad was a “U-per” and so were we by birth.  Every once in awhile my Dad would take me for a drive and he would show me where he hung out as a kid.  Later in life I made a point of returning to see Grandma with various members of my family.

There was The Tunnel of Trees, which was a local site and we often saw a dear or two.  Rarely did we see another car.

Then there was Agate Beach which was a black sand beach where if you looked for Agates you usually found some or we always found some great “rubbing rocks”.  Rubbing Rocks are rocks that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and have a smooth surface that you can rub with your thumb. The rubbing used to relax me or take me off to great places when day dreaming.  Later in life I took my 9 year old niece Ladi (Lori) to Agate beach and I ended up pulling all the muscles in my lower back when I pick up a boulder to use on the dam we were building on a stream.  I saw stars when I lifted and immediately sat down.  She saw my face and said “Unc, what’s wrong?”  I told her I “We need to get home.”  The problem now was the car was about a mile from where we were and I found that the only way I could walk was to bend over an put my hands on my legs just above my knees.  It was an exhausting trip and we stopped often.  Then when we got to the car I found that I could not sit upright to drive.  I asked my Ladi if she could drive, and she looked at me and said “No way Unc.!”  So I messed around and found that if I moved the seat right up to the steering wheel and used the steering to pull my body up against it I could drive.  Off we went to Grandma’s house and after Grandma gave me a few aspirins’ to see if the pain went away I said “Grandma, I better go to the hospital emergency room”.  I spent a week in the hospital under traction.  The funny thing about being in traction was I was skinny and because the weight from the traction was attached to my feet, the nurses would have to come and move me back up to the head of the bead because the weight would eventually pull me down to the bottom of the bed.  After a week off my Ladi and I went, driving back to Indiana and stooping at every rest stop so I could spend several minutes laying on a picnic table to ease my back.  A memorable trip I must say.

My dad said to me “I know you like to sled in the winter so let me show you where we used to sled when I was a boy.”  About a mile from the house there was “Frog Pool Hill” a road about a mile or two long descending almost the entire way, ending at the bottom of the hill and coming to a “T” with the Canal Road.  If you could not stop your sled, then you would continue on to the canal, which hopefully was frozen.  It was summer so we drove down and when we got to the bottom my Dad said “This beats sledding on the express-way bridge hills doesn’t it?”  We both laughed and I said “Yes!”.

My Dad and I spent hours driving around because even though there were paved roads all over the peninsula, he had short cuts that used logging roads to get around much easier.  Once cool place he showed me was we drove north on US 41 and we eventually came to the end of US 41.  The southern end was in the Miami FL.  The North end was in Ft. Wilkins Sate Park in Copper Harbor MI.  The in Copper Harbor was Brockway Mountain Drive, 8.883 miles of scenic drive.  M-26 started at lake level and on some winding roads climbs to 1,320 feet above sea level.  There are several view points for panoramas along the way. On a clear day at the top you can see Isle Royale which is approximately 50 miles away in Lake Superior. M-26 ends in Eagle Harbor at lake level. (M-26 closed in winter).  Of course on the way to Brockway and back there were a zillion scenic sites. So it usually took days of adventure to see as many as possible and many visits to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they claim to have the cleanest air in the world.  Here is my Brockway story.  I was going up the winding road with Ronna and because Ronna had a fear of height she was reading a book.  So when I got to a point where the car was going up a steep section of road I yelled out “Oh My God!!  The Road goes off a cliff here!!!”  SO of course Ronna looked up and all she could see is sky.  She grabbed the door opener and pulled the door open and just before she jumped I grabbed her and told her it was a joke.  About that time we had gotten to the top of the hill and you could see the road continues on.  Ronna went on to tell me “*^$^*()*^%$^()_” for several minutes and it was a silent ride all the way back to Grandma’s house. (I grinned all the way back)

Well folks we could go on and on, but thanks to Mom and Dad and the great times we had we could share some with you.  Mom and Dad instilled being adventurous is me and all though my amazing life it was one great adventure.  Maybe we should write a book?  Anyway, just sitting here remembering those memories has me grinning.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say to you thank you for visiting and we hope you are going to the next link with a smile.  Hey Aaron remember Grandma’s awesome Apple Pie or Fourth of July fireworks at midnight?

 

 

July 20, 2018

PGA Golf Tour – The Open and Tiger Woods is Back

We have been following Tiger Woods since he started his professional career and now that he is back and kicking butt, we are back watching.  While he was gone we turned to NASCAR, but that proved to be boring and since Dale Jr. left and NASCAR attempted to make Austin Dillon the new young hero so we found it to be like watching WWF.  We found ourselves when watching NASCAR switching over to the TV Test Pattern for some excitement. Then one day we discovered the LPGA, yes we have seen the listing but never have stopped to watch.  So we figured it either the test pattern or ladies golf, so we went and watched the golf and to our surprise we enjoyed the playing and we are now following several players on Twitter.  Then Tiger came back and the LPGA became part time. and usually we watched repeats.

This weekend is the Open at Carnoustie Championship Course in England.  Now this becomes a challenge to watch because of the time zone difference. We want to see Tiger tee of on round 3 so we need to get up at 5:00 AM PST to see him tee off at 5:15 AM PST.  Now of course we could sleep later and watch the rerun, but we are true fans and we want to it live on TV.  The last time we got up at 5:00 AM PST was to watch the Hindenburg land in New Jersey in a different life.  Yes and it was worth getting up then and hopefully it will this time also.  Because today is Saturday part of the TV telecast will be on the Golf Channel and then later on NBC.  Early morning will be Golf Channel.

So we have a few questions about the commentators on the Golf Channel.  How come when one of the commentators says something good about a player, the other commentator always follows with something negative about the same player on camera?  Well not always, but 90% of the time.  For example:  1st Guy – You know that Happy Gilmore once played a full eighteen holes with a baseball bat and rake.  He broke the course record with a 62 score.  2nd Guy – Yes but ten years earlier he tried the same thing at the Players Tournament and they found that the rake was to long and he got disqualified.  Then something else they do is try to guess what the player that is on camera is going to do, which they are pretty good at and today, one of them guessed wrong and admitted it.  Yes!  He admitted it and we were blown away.  AT least when Tiger plays they make a point of showing his shots.

So we do have some questions about the clothing the players wear.  99% of the players wear baseball hats, but we noticed the some of tee guys wear the “bill” of the hat flat like they pulled it out of the wrapper and put on.  Then there are some that take the time to shape the “bill” so it curves almost to a half moon.  Then there are the ones in between.  Is this some kind of player identification?  Ricky Fowler is usually a flat hat.  Phil Mickelson is usually an in between, and Tiger is a full moon.  Bubba Watson wears one of those visors, so that leads to several other questions.  Maybe someone who knows about hats will respond to this post.

Then there are the people that came to watch.  Of course Tiger draws most of the people and he has a massive crowd following him.  If you look over the crowd you will see people walking and they going in several different directions.  Some are on the cart path walking is opposite directions, some are cutting across the grass away from where the camera is.  Where are all these people going?  It’s like a conveyor belt moving products around a warehouse.  It’s mostly ladies with children and very slow moving senior citizens.  The maintenance people ride around in golf carts like they are on a mission, but what kind of mission would warrant thousands of golf carts maneuvering all over kingdom come? Maybe some are security to bust those fans that take a picture or shout out “It’s in the hole” right when a player is hitting the golf ball.  This really pisses of the player and they usually turn and stare at the person who did the deed.

Now there was a surprise yesterday when they played some video of Phil Mickelson breaking the rules.  He hit a putt and it missed and was rolling down a hill.  Phil ran after the ball and hit it back before it stopped rolling. We were amazed that Phil would do this. Then they showed some other times he stretched the rules. This was like a rookie like me back when I was attempting to play golf.  It was a long time ago in a land far-far away but I wasn’t playing for millions of dollars and I was playing alone so no one knew.  My down fall was water.  When I stood on a tee getting ready to hit a ball, if there was water in front of me, I could hear it saying “Why even try to hit that ball?  You know I will soon be enjoying the pleasure of eating it!”  I kept the water well fed and then finally I lost it after hitting three balls in the water.  I they my three iron in the water and walked off the course never to play again.

So now we are checking our junk food closet to make sure we have enough chips and Gold Fish to get through Tigers next round.  Not to many stores open at 5:00 AM.

Oh we wanted to mention that Tiger was wearing a “KT Bandage” on his neck.  It looked like it went from just below his hair line down his back. The reason being that the bed he was sleeping on was hard and he did not like the pillow.  You would think that Tiger would have someone take care of moving his favorite pillow from place to place, but we guess not.  It seems that when the TV viewers saw the “TK” they went out and bought the tape.  The commentators mentioned that “TK” stock went noticeable up the day before.  “Tiger Power”

We have nothing else to report at this time except to thank all of our supporters that stop by here.  God bless you and have a safe weekend.

July 7, 2018

Happy Birthday SYDNEY !!!!!

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Happy Birthday to Sydney and we hope Sydney has the greatest birthday ever.  Also wishing Sydney a Happy Birthday is Gabrielle, Pup- Pup, Pandie, Jenna, Sheepishly, Stripes, Joann, Ray, Pearl Swirl, Bun Bun, Reggie, Nola, Blueberry, Stitch, Teddy, Deery, Red Panda, Peanut, Rocko, Wishful, Daisy, Ice Cude, Sting, Fetch, Halo, Nibble, Pepper, Shelby, Joann, Slush, Cancun, Legs, Penny, Swoops, Waddle, Zig-Zag, Safari, Speckles, The Universe, Leona, Glamour, Bamboo, Babs, Spells, Lucy, Smurf, Hip, Ellie,  Spots, Hello Kitty’s, Candy, Penguino, Andrew and Freddie, all of which are doing the Happy Birthday Dance in the middle of the room.

 

We have nothing else to report except to repeat “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY!!!

Ps. Sydney your phone was turned off and we called, so we did this 🙂

June 5, 2018

Belief System – Anxiety Continued

We belief that anxiety in general is a product of expectation and anticipation both of these take you out of the present moment.  These are both usually something coming up in the future like an appointment and you are expecting some sort of outcome.  Looking forward is ok but expecting an outcome to something specific in the future is you giving energy to an illusion.  The minute you leave the moment you are venturing into an illusion.  We make it a point to expect nothing, that way if you get a surprise then it’s a “fell good” and if no surprise then you continue on without expending any energy.  This is something we are still learning and we have found that meditation is a great way to get back to the moment.  For us balancing our nine Chakras each week is our solution whether we need it our not.

We say “in general” because we are not taking about Panic Anxiety Attacks.  This is a whole different “ball game”.   Even though we experienced this for about 10 years, we “never” did figure out what brought the attack on.  They would come out of nowhere and about the only thing we did figure out was they lasted 20 minutes every time.  Well, let us eliminate the “never” word because we did find that if we were driving we found that if we turned on the A/C full blast it terminated our attack most of the time.  Maybe it was the shock of cold air?  We looked around for an A/C that we could carry around with us at all the time, but there are none to be found. 🙂 Then there were the phobia’s we created.  If we just drank a cold soda and we had an attack, we stopped drinking cold sodas.  If we were in a club meeting friends, playing Tetris, etc. and then one day we came across the “Many Lives, Many Masters” book and we changed our lives by reading that book.  If you are experiencing Panic Anxiety Attaching we strongly suggest finding a doctor as soon as possible.  You are the one that will cure yourself, but the doctor will guide you to that solution with or without medication.  Be sure to discuss meditation also.  We could go on and on about our experience but we will save it for a later time.  Besides, it’s in the past “in a land far-far away”.

Isn’t it interesting how Star Wars is a part of our culture now?  When the first one came out we stood in line for an hour waiting to see it at the theater at River Oaks Mall.  When the movie was over, we exited and got in line again to see it a second time.  We knew this movie was the start of something awesome.  Then there was “Jaws”.  We saw this movie in downtown Chicago at the “Chicago” Theater and we sat in the balcony.  The opening scene with the girl swimming by alone with the buoy swinging back and forth in the waves, with the music caused murmurs throughout the theater.  It sure got our attention and we swore that is we ever learned how to swim; we would never swim in the ocean.  That was another great movie, but we only watched it once in the theater.  We have watched the video many times. Since all of a sudden we are on a roll talking about movies we must mention “Top Gun”. My son watched the video so many times he wore it out and we had to buy another video.  We also made it a point to go to the Miramar Air Show that year to see the F-14’s in action and they did a simulation of the Top Gun scenes.  Miramar is no longer a Navy base, but back then it was.  We used to hang out at Black’s Beach north of San Diego because when the jets took off from Miramar they sometimes would head out to the ocean and just when they we over water, kick on their after-burners.  Our all time favorite movie is “The Matrix”, the first one. This was to us a spiritual experience when you look deep into the premise.  We can watch the last 20 minutes over and over.  J

So back to the anxiety if doing this post LOLOL 🙂  Breath, breath, and one more big breath to get back to the moment.  Okay, we also like Pulp Fiction, Done!  Like we said in our last post anxiety is sneaky and we make it a point to stay in the moment because that is the only reality.  This spiritual stuff does take work and we can only hope you are enjoying taking this ride with us as we continue our journey.

We rarely get emails but after the last post we got a few asking us to talk about “Sexual Anxiety”.  Because we keep our site “G Rated, and this subject can have so many exceptions, we will attempt to keep our belief text short.

The following text is in the “Klingon” language because of the sensitive nature of the subject matter.  We don’t want some wayward children reading the text unless their parents agree.  Yes, they can convert it, but that takes thought and hopefully they are in a big hurry and will skip on past.

Qo’ wanI’vammo’ tlha’ ghaj recall, ‘ach ‘e’ Qu’ ‘op ‘aqla’ maH. laH neH vo’ maH “guys” jIH lang ‘ej vuD. vaj “rIQqu’ ‘op wham-bam qatlho'” ‘eblIj guy, vaj. qel maH “chenmoH muSHa’ghach” SabtaHbogh cha’ nuvpu’, ‘eH DatlhejmeH Hoch latlh tIv SIQpu’bogh spiritual. (puS cha’). ‘e’ volchaHDaj Tantric nga’chuq ghoj chenmoH “couple” ‘ej pa’ ‘op Dun Daq ‘ej bebvo’ chup maH. vaj ‘e’ tlham ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ reH starts je foreplay nIS “nga’chuq” believer qar, vaj legh tantric ghoS “‘AY'” ‘ej vaj cuddling. (leghlaHbe’bogh ‘aqla’, jaS 100 + positions Hoch Sep qaStaHvIS Karma Sutra). tantric basically cha’ nuv, meditating nItebHa’ so as to ngoQ common HoS focus. wej vay’ tlham, in touch with ‘ej qoch Suq ‘ej luq Qum. vaj vay’ Hot QaQ, jatlh qoch je vaj SaS chaHvaD jatlh. ghorgh feeling “chu'” SIQpu’bogh, qIm ‘ej ‘oH absorb. “snap” layerteS chenmoH. SIQpu’bogh tIv. SeH pa’ isn’t vay’ tlham qaSpu’DI’ ghot tu’lu’. mej loS + rep, ‘elbe’meH Qum quv ghorgh SIQpu’bogh qabna’Daj wuq ‘ej nIS cha’ tlhIH qoch. fainting ‘oHbe’ DuH ‘e’ capsules ‘op nuv snap mInDu’lIj ‘ej ammonia tlhuD maH chup ‘ej ‘oH ‘uch bopummeH ghot ghIch, vaj ’emvo’ chuq ngaj SoH. HIja’, faint nuv luH rut ‘ugh breathing. qeqchaj SoHDaq, pa’ isn’t tIn QorwaghDaq naQmoH wanI’mey yonba’ je Suq ‘e’ enlightened feeling yIchav ‘ach. leghlaHbe’bogh, laD maH poH nIvbogh meditate ‘ej loj Durap, qaSpu’DI’ batlhchaj qeylIS wabmeyvetlh yon. mo’ focused SoH tuqnIgh ‘ej Huv yonba’ DaHechbogh vay’ linger Qub Qub maH.

So that’s it.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us. (See Star Trek is part of our culture also)

We thank “Trandukka.com” for the assistance in the translation from English to Klingon.  You guys are the best and that so called coffee was interesting to say the least  – nuqneH.

We have nothing else to add at this time except to thank all of you out there in cyber-land for stopping by and supporting our site.  Please pass on “alaboutnothing.com” to your friends.   Many blessings to all of you and have a great week.

May 7, 2018

Belief System / Monday – Get Rid of Toxins and Negativity

We woke up today and after our daily “Mantras to start your Morning – Become Calm and Peaceful Inside“,), which we do everyday and on Monday we make sure to do another meditation afterwards.  This is because of the weekend and with all the negative influences that all of encounter through the TV News, smart phones, tablets, Desk Tops, Radio AM/FM, Smoke Signals, soup cans connected with string, whispers, Hand Signals, Signal Flags, Telegraph, FAX, Walkie Talkies, News Papers, Messages in the Sand, and Thought Transfers.  So this morning we just felt “off”.  Kind of like the Universe is out of sync or tilted.  So we decided that we would look at a strong meditation that would remove negative energy at a deep level in our soul.  So we went to the Negativity Mediation we posted March 29, “Meditation – Practice, Practice, Practice”.  To ensure we were getting the maximum out of this we used the You Tube Video “741 Hz | Get Rid of Toxins and Negativity “. This one digs deep down to inside our soul and gets rid of the “icky gooey tar like negative energy” and we focused on removing this glob with the help of several angels and refilling the empty space with God Energy and LOVE Energy.

We felt so good afterwards that we started send the awesome energy out to everyone and including the reader of this post (Feeling it?), We even are sending long distance to our friends all over the world.

We hope all of you that read our last post are feeling younger today.  We started using it every night before bed and every morning when we wake up.  This is a perfect case where the book we found the recipe for getting younger in Book #1 and that was all we saved before moving on to Book #2.  We are reviewing several books we read over 20 years ago that has a huge impact on our belief system, but because the energy was very different back then, we have modified most of the writings.

One this still in common is that we are all ONE with everything that is and ever will be, and this includes this planet, our galaxy, and all galaxies and planets throughout infinity.  We are including “Aliens”, which is a word we really don’t like because its meaning denotes separation and because e are all one, we are not separated.  We will no use a new term “Our brothers and sisters from other worlds”, “OBSOW”.  We have to tell you the reader that when we typed this we are having a strong feeling of “Deja vu”.  When we get this feeling it tells us that we are on the correct path for of our spiritual journey and because the feeling is “like we have been here before” it is reinforced because it ha been written in The Universal Order of Spiritual Guides.

Okay back to OBSOW some of which have been around for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 + years and have developed ways to cruise around all over the galaxies.  They have even merged with other OBSOW’s and found our tiny little planet after several billion years after our “Big Bang” when the planet was cooled off and a beautiful place to live, but it was empty.  So they decide to start an experiment and created an atmosphere on the planet that would introduce the creation of living things and they left with the intention of coming back in a few billion years.

We have nothing else to add right now but we will be continuing the “OBSOW” line of thought because this is a special part of our Belief System and we will share with everyone interested.  Might even get into some “Arc of the Covenant”, “Holy Grail” stuff and some little other know events.

Thank you for supporting out posts everyday and God Bless each and everyone.  By the way, if anyone know the answer to this >> CLICK HERE <<  Please let us know.

April 30, 2018

Belief System / Spiritual Tools / Books

Our journey has been interesting and exciting.  Initially we met many people at the Lighthouse Book Store in Crown Point, Indiana because we attended a Friday night meeting of people with various expertises.  Heather ran the book store and she led the meeting.   We had a Reiki Master, Inter-dimensional expert, a séance person, several meditation folks, and Heather had several interests.  About twenty people turned up each night and we had a great time learning each-others interests.  We did circle healing, Native American Drum sessions, and one night we did a séance that just about blew my mind. We were a bit cynical about the séance, but once we got going we attracted a ship captain who came through in the person next to me and he was looking for the light for many years after his ship sank in Lake Michigan.  We sent him back to the light.  Then an overwhelming smell of roses came over us, and it was the Virgin Mary.  She came to bless all of us and moved on.  We don’t remember any other visitors, but we sure do remember the experience.

Over a the years we met Tarot Card Readers, meditated in a Dolphin Tank, had several physic readings, dabbled in Astrology and still do, had several Reiki Healing sessions, and another memorable tool was we did a Past Lives Regression.  A lady from England was writing a book on Past Lives and she asked me to participate because we had a NDE (Near Death Experience).  The way it’s done is she guided me in a mediation where we started in this life and went back year by year and if we got to a year where something caught my attention, we described what it was.  She said “imagine a rope with knots in it hanging down and as we progress back to our birth the knots untie until we get to the bottom.  The year of our NDE did get our attention and we describe it to her and then progressed down to our 11th year where we almost passed when we got stuck in quicksand.  A man came out of nowhere and pulled us out.  Then when go to being in the womb we had to get into a deep meditation to break out to our first passed life. She said it was normal and to take our time.  Then all of a sudden we passed though a really bright light and there we were in 1940 flying a British Spitfire and dog fighting with German ME-109’s.  We shot one down and then we took several hits.  Our plane burst into flames and dived straight down towards the ground.  We were stuck in the cockpit and went down with our plane and crashed.  We then continued on to our prior pasted life and it was a few thousand years ago and we were working in a stone quarry cutting slabs of rock for the Pharos’s pyramid.  It was hot and dry and someone yelled for us to move, but we did not move in time.  A large boulder had broken loose and fell on us right where we stood.  We then moved on to another prior life and it was many thousands of years ago.  We were in a village located in a beautiful land trees and farms.  It was where the Gobi Desert is now, but back then it was fertile. We were riding on a wagon being pulled by horses and there seemed to be a gathering of the people who lived there around us.  We then woke up from the meditation and we were done.  We did end up in the book, but do not remember the book, but we sure remembers the experience.

We dabble in Astrology, only to the point of understating that we use Astrology for getting to know ourselves and others so when interacting with them we stay within their likes and dislikes.  Have you done your chart?  There are several free sights on line and all you do is enter where you were born, the time zone, and your birth time and day.  Usually you get a chart with your Sun, Moon, and Rising/Ascendant signs.  You also get a description of your traits and we suggest you read it. We were amazed how “right on” it was.  Our Sun is Cancer, Moon is Pisces, and Rising is Cancer.  Yes all water signs.  We used to hang out in a Astrology chat room on AOL and the joke was we could only stay if we wore a life vest.  When we meet someone new we make a point of looking up there chart.  It reveals a good perspective of what their likes and dislikes are.  Run a chart on your friend and see what it tells you.  Have fun folks, its all about growth and fun.

Of course reading spiritual books and attending lectures is a great was to learn.  And once again we say, when reading a book only remember what feels “right”.  Forget the rest and move on.

Our Starting Book list:

Mahatma I & II “The I AM Presence” by Brian Grattan.  Published in 1994

This book had the most importance to us and is loaded with notes, page markers, and highlighted lines of text. This book has everything we talk about in it.  It has some great meditations and explanations of “how to clear” and other tools.  We still refer to his book, but we know the energies have changed since it was published so we modify it to what we like.  We highly recommended it as a “must” read.

“Many Lives, Many Masters”, by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.  Published 1998. 

Another book that once we read it we moved from medication to meditation for Panic Anxiety Attacks.  We had Panic Anxiety for ten years and we were treaded with several meditations.  We met a doctor in Indiana that treated us with mild medication and when we found this book, we eventually eliminated the medications.  The book is If you are going through Panic Anxiety, we recommend reading this book.

“Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East”, by Baird T. Spaulding Volume 1-6 Published in 1964 we found it in 1996

Here is another book(s) that got our interest in far-east belief systems.  A visit with the Great Masters of the Himalayas for three years and it covers enlightenment, higher consciousness, and all sorts of awesome details about spiritual growth.  (We are reading it again).

We have many more to report, but for now these three are the most important for a great start.

We have nothing else to add at this time.  We thank you for your support and hope you have a great read. God bless all and Namaste.

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